Hepple Gin

An “invigorating” new gin has been launched by a team including bartender Nick Strangeway, chef Valentine Warner and drinks specialist Cairbry Hill. They have adapted old techniques and pioneered new ones to create Hepple Gin, named after the village in Northumberland where the distillery has been built. It features juniper and other botanicals sourced from …

beefeater mixldn winner uk

Joe Schofield from The Savoy in London is to represent the UK in Beefeater’s global bartender championship after winning the UK competition. Joe, who works at The American Bar and The Beaufort Bar at the hotel, impressed judges at this week’s UK final of Beefeater MIXLDN with his skills and his cocktail, Mother’s Milk. Tying …

No 209 Barrel Reserve Gins

Three limited-edition gins aged in French oak wine barrels have been released by San Francisco’s Distillery No 209 in the UK. Distributor Hi-Spirits has secured an allocation of the gins which are aged for periods of a few months in casks from the distillery’s sister business, the Rudd Oakville Estate winery in the Napa Valley. …

botanist foraging

Bartenders are being encouraged to experiment with using foraged ingredients in cocktails in a new initiative for The Botanist gin from Islay. Key accounts, known for their experimental cocktail menus, have been given The Botanist Infuser for 31 days to help them create innovative syrups and infused liquids using locally grown ingredients they have foraged. …

Christopher Wren Gin

A new small-batch gin made with classic botanicals has been launched by the City of London Distillery in conjunction with world-leading distiller Tom Nichol. Christopher Wren Gin combines the subtle flavours of juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and sweet orange and is produced in copper stills at the distillery in Bride Lane off Fleet Street. …

beefeater mixldn logo

Twelve finalists are lined up to compete in the UK final of the 2015 MIXLDN cocktail competition run for Beefeater Gin. The national final will take place on November 4 at the Beefeater distillery in Kennington, London, where a winner will be chosen to represent the UK at the global final in January. The 12 …

Brockmans Gin

Brockmans Gin is challenging bartenders to create an original cocktail recipe for the prize of a trip to Barcelona, including attending an exclusive party. They simply need to create an original recipe using Brockmans Gin for serving at the party, dubbed “A Night Like No Other”, in the Spanish city in November. From the entries, …

Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin

Diageo Reserve has launched its new limited-edition expression of Tanqueray gin inspired by a 19th-century recipe by the innovative son of the brand’s founder. Tanqueray Bloomsbury London Dry Gin celebrates Charles Waugh Tanqueray who, aged only 20, took over the gin business after his father Charles Tanqueray died in 1868. It also pays homage to …

Portobello Road Gin asparagus © Daniel Lewis 2015

The team behind Portobello Road Gin have created the first-ever London dry gin made with British asparagus. The limited-edition “Directors’ Cut” distillation contains a unique blend of botanicals including asparagus from Cambridgeshire which was harvested by director Paul Lane in June (pictured below). Paul and the other three directors of Portobello Road Gin – Ged …

Edinburgh Gin new bottle

A new custom-made bottle has been released for Edinburgh Gin, designed to be more slimline to make it easier for bartenders to handle. Made from Bruni glass from Italy, the new bottle has been revamped to communicate the premium nature of the gin, including a cork stopper and a delicately branded lid overlay with art-deco …